Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Anthony Kim Will Not Be Your 2010 Players Champion
Talk about a bad time to be put on the injured reserve. Anthony Kim, who is playing arguably the best golf of his career the last two months, had to pull out of this week's Players Championship because of a thumb injury that has plagued him sine 2009 (btw, that is the most newspaper-y sentence I've typed in four years).
Since early March, Kim has finished in the top-7 four of the last five times, including a win at Houston, a third place finish at the Masters and a seventh last week at the Quail Hollow Championship.
He leads the tour in scoring average (69.26), and is doing a lot better job this year around the greens. No matter, when the thumb hurts, the thumb hurts.
"This injury has been well documented over the past month, and I've been doing everything I can to play through it, but it became more of an issue last week and needs to be looked at," Kim said. "I'm extremely disappointed to have to miss THE PLAYERS Championship, but will consult with my doctors this week and follow their recommendations for treatment."
No word yet on what to expect going forward with Kim and the thumb, but it would sure be a shame if he had to miss out on an upcoming major with the way he's been striking the ball this season. I'm sure he is licking his chops with Pebble and St. Andrews around the corner.